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RELI 150: Understanding Religion
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment, is recommended. Understanding religion is an introduction to the concept and phenomenon of religion, religious study, and the role that religion plays within society and culture. It also introduces the nature, origin, beliefs, major expressions, and practices of religion. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H5 900

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RELI 215: Major World Religions
Prerequisite - Placement at College level English and reading An introduction to comparative religious study, this course will examine the basic tenets, beliefs, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using historical, psychological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H5 904N

RELI 220: History of Christianity
A history of the christian church from apostolic times to the present, with an emphasis upon doctrinal and institutional development. 3 HRS

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RELI 230: Religion in American Society
Prerequisite - Placement at ENGL 099 or higher AND - Placement at College level reading This course is a survey of the various religions found in America, and the various roles which religion has played in helping to shape American culture. It examines the contributions of religion to American culture, the development of religious freedom, Civil Religion, Native American Religions, African American Religions, and the emergence of new forms of belief and practice, as well as a variety of religious issues confronting American society today. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H5 905

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RELI 260: Literature of the Bible
Prerequisite: - Placement at College level English and reading This course will involve the analysis and discussion of selected texts from the Old and New Testaments, with special attention to the sources and styles of Biblical literary techniques. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H5 901

RELI 296: Special Topics in Religious Studies
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or higher. This is an advanced course in religious studies that, depending on the particular topic of the course, introduces students to the structures, meanings, intentions, historical frameworks, cultural dynamics, psychological factors, literary expressions, aesthetic presentations and interpretations, and philosophical formulations, as well as the personal, communal, and universal dimensions of religion as found in such aspects as myth, symbol, ritual, ethics, community, sacred writings, religious experience (mysticism), religious thought, and contemplation. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, RELI 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits. 1-3 HRS